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New HIV infections reduce by 40pc

25 June 2013, 18:16

Nairobi - The National Aids and Sexually Transmitted Infection Control Programme (NASCOP) on Tuesday said that new cases of HIV infections in the country have reduced by 40 per cent in the last five years, Daily Nation reports.

Speaking to the media after officially opening a conference to promote the integration of health services at Panafric Hotel in Nairobi, NASCOP Director Dr. Maina said the decrease in infection follows the scaling up of prevention programmes and awareness.

In 2007, Dr Maina said only 36 per cent of persons living with HIV and Aids knew their status but now 70 per cent were aware. Currently, an estimated 6.3 per cent of Kenyans are living with HIV and Aids and 610 000 of those are on anti-retroviral drugs.

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